After an awe-inspiring performance in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 last night (Sat., Feb. 14, 2015) live on FOX Sports 1 from the 1STBANK Center in Colorado (results here), that saw former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson submit rising welterweight contender Brandon Thatch in the fourth round, you just knew "Smooth" would have something special to offer in the post-fight interview.
After fielding questions all week regarding whether or not his move to welterweight was permanent -- which he noted was nothing more than a mere "favor" to UFC brass -- Henderson opted to call out No. 2 ranked 170-pound contender Rory MacDonald in his post-fight interview with Jon Anik.
"I hear there is a big guy up in Canada who needs a fight. I'm game!" @BensonHenderson Hmmmmmm....— UFC (@ufc) February 15, 2015
With "Red King's" scheduled UFC 186 bout against Hector Lombard scratched following a positive test for steroids from the former Bellator champ, "Smooth" is throwing his name in the ringer to fight the top-ranked welterweight contender.
Considering how much bigger Brandon Thatch was against Henderson in Colorado, it may not be the best career move to fight MacDonald his next time out, but then again, this could be "Smooth's" route back to UFC gold.
MacDonald took the call out in stride, noting that even lightweights now want a piece of him.
Jeez man the whole welterweight divisions is calling me out and i thought thats all i had to worry about, now lightweights wanna hit me 2lol— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) February 15, 2015
Unfortunately for Henderson, UFC president Dana White shot down the potential match-up at the post-fight press conference (replay here), noting MacDonald "has a fight lined up already."
For more UFC Fight Night 60 results, highlights, and fall-out from Broomfield, Colorado click here.